The Original Pancake House

1518 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260 Directions

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1 year ago

Saturday morning and wife's gone, I can't cook Gluten free pancakes. Stop by the "original pancake house" for a to-go order of GF pancakes to take home to my boy. The don't to take out orders on weekends because they are too busy???? Strange?? Plus the restaurant was half empty. Bad business, bad customer service, lack of common sense, and just dumb. Thanks for nothing.

Not celiac
3 years ago

Gluten-Free pancakes are really good.

Gluten Free Features

  • Pancakes

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  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant

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Many Original Pancake House locations offer gluten free pancakes. Please speak to your server about taking the proper precautions to prevent cross contamination, if necessary.

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Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

GF pancakes were the bomb! Menu marked and staff were knowledgeable.

2 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Hit or miss. I've been going for years and got sick and never went back. The staff tends to be irresponsible with making sure the chefs know the allergy is present. If you are sensitive, I wouldn't risk it but if you do be very clear the severity of the allergy

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Their gf pancakes are the best I've had

2 weeks ago

No problem getting glutenfree pancakes and waffles! Tasty!

Celiac
2 weeks ago

Nice people. Great food. Did not get sick.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Not the best gluten free pancakes but they did prepare celiac friendly. Can do a Gluten free Mr. Pancake for kids!

Celiac
3 weeks ago

Amazing gf pancakes, our waiter is celiacs as well and took very good care of us. Really difficult to no go here every day!

3 weeks ago

So many delicious options! The staff is knowledgeable and helpful.

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I have celiac and I've been here a couple of times and never had a reaction. By far my favorite pancakes I have ever had.

Celiac
1 month ago

I love the GF pancakes and I've never had any reaction except yum.

Celiac
1 month ago

Just left here - Not the same as the Edina/Burnsville OPH's, they don't use the red plates to differentiate the GF from the regular stuff and their menu is quite a bit different. The waiter we had seemed pretty irritated by my questions since typically this has been a place I felt safe going to but Maple Grove location is a whole different thing apparently. Food wasn't as good as at other locations and time will tell whether I have a reaction or not....

Not celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Checked the app and found OPH here and in Yelp. They have a pretty good selection of pancakes and egg dishes that are gluten free. I had the thick cut bacon pancakes gf and my husband had regular chocolate chip pancakes. We're both enjoyed.

Celiac
1 month ago

I visited this location for the first time but when I ordered my GF meal, cook came out to tell me that they can’t make any promises on cross-contamination. I appreciated the honesty but also confused because the other locations I have visited seemed pretty confident about this. He did tell me he would be as careful as possible. All was ok, but made me nervous.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

This location is good about supporting gluten free option for celiac. The staff was knowledgeable and food was great!

Not celiac
1 month ago

It's so niceto have so many options! Usually the gluten-free meals are pre-made and heated up to order. But these are made fresh! And so delicious :-)

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Love their gluten free ancient grain pancakes and bacon. Hubby likes the gluten free ones better than their regular ones even though he has no issues with gluten. 2X2X3 for me. Two eggs any way you like them, two strips of bacon and 3 gluten free pancakes.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

My daughter has celiac and LOVES Thai place. She orders the pancakes and bacon every time and we have never once had any issues!

Celiac
1 month ago

I don’t know why this place has such good reviews. My gluten free pancakes were raw, and the “tropical syrup” was just orange peels in syrup. The service was terrible, and we had to wait fifty minutes for our food. Even then, they didn’t bring out half of our food until we were already done eating. Will not be returning.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

We’ll be back! And they do “take out”! But for this app, I would not have considered going here for GF food, since it certainly doesn’t sound safe. It is safe! Server explained GF is clearly marked on the menu (& it’s almost everything!) and is served on yellow plates - always make sure that happens. For naturally GF food like eggs, make sure to tell the server you need it prepared GF & celiac safe. My omelette was huge & fluffy (more like a round egg bake, not thin & folded over) & I took 1/2 home. It came with 3 full sized GF pancakes which were delicious. My son gobbled up the GF chocolate chip pancakes, a staple he hasn’t been able to have since pre-diagnosis. It’s sweetened, whipped cream made it perfect for him. He also had the chicken chipotle crepe & was impressed at how good it was, & it was spicy, not bland. Non-celiac daughter raved about her raspberry French toast. Receipt properly showed what needed to be GF, and it was affordable! Like I said - we’ll be back. They were only serving the “breakfast menu” this Sunday. I’m curious what their lunch menu has on it.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free pancakes served on a separate plate. everything is made naturally. good friendly service . pancakes sold separately but can be part of a package with eggs sausage bacon. save a few $$$

Not celiac
1 month ago

They have great gluten free pancakes and they don't have an added fee for ordering gluten free. It's delicious. we go there for breakfast frequently.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great gluten free pancakes. Big portions. Friendly staff. Definitely coming back!

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

No gluten free menu. When I asked, hostess said pancakes could be made with Gluten Free batter but might be contaminated; I took a pass on pancakes. We ordered a Greek Omelette and an aged White Cheddar omelette with hash browns. Both omelettes were extremely over cooked and barely edible. When I asked our server if this was their normal preparation, she said “we’ve been really busy and maybe the griddle was too hot”. No offer to adjust bill or replacement Omelettes. We were on a tight schedule, so we just paid and left. These were the worst omelettes I have ever eaten in any restaurant. Take your business elsewhere.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Lots of gluten free options but they need to work on cross contamination issues. Food was tasty but I got sick pretty fast.

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Waiter assured me that the potato pancakes were a gf option and they were definitely not. The menu is ambiguous about what qualifies as gf.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

We eat here every Sunday. I have never gotten sick and the food is so dang good.

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Asked waitress if their GF pancakes were cooked in a separate area & she said, "Not necessarily." Not impressed with that & I am a very sensitive celiac so pancakes here weren't an option for me. Omelets & potatoes were delicious though!

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3 months ago

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

GF pancakes and crepes! All GF items marked on menu. GF meal is ALWAYS served on a colored plate, while others come on white. I have eaten here several times now and have been safe every time. As a super sensitive Celiac, this means a lot to me.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Wow! Just wow! Most items could be made gluten free or were already including most pancakes, waffles and crepes!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

So many options on their breakfast menu. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. My food came out on a special red plate indicating allergy/gluten free order. I had the pumpkin pancakes and my daughters had the chocolate chip pancakes. Both were delicious and I have had no sensitive celiac issues!

3 months ago

Our server, Radion, went above and beyond to help ensure that my food was GF friendly. Very caring and encouraging young man! They let me know that the food isn’t gluten FREE but is gluten free FRIENDLY. Ample GF menu. We came twice.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Food is amazing! They do a wonderful job with gf!!

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

GF food is prepared on the same grill as the regular food and there are no extra precautions in the kitchen. On gheir website they make it seem like you could realy eat gluten free pancakes here, but that is clearly not the case. I wouldn’t even be sure about something like the egg dishes they serve.

Not celiac
4 months ago

Staff was accommodating on making my meal GF while saving us $ on combos because my wife is not GF. Pancakes seem to be the only GF special item and they are delicious! Typically get the eggs, sausage, grits, & GF pancakes and have no gluten sensitivity to any of those items.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gf pancakes. Huge selection. some cross contamination

Celiac
4 months ago

Gluten friendly pancakes were delicious!

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

My husband and I have tried eating here on several occasions. Each time the staff seems less and less knowledgeable, and takes our allergy concerns less seriously. Most recently the manager came over to explain the allergy friendly meal process including identifiable multicolored plates. Our food came out on regular plates and we were told they don’t have colorful plates anymore by the waitstaff. After getting sick yet again from this locations it is needless to say we will not be coming back.

Celiac
4 months ago

Seriously ? These pancakes are HORRIBLE ! Completely uneatable . I chocked down one to be sure . But , I just can’t . 🤢 If you think theses are good GF pancakes you need to get out in the world . Wow just shocked someone liked these . I make better at home all the time and have had far better numerous places . I assume the regular pancakes are better . The 1 Star is for the GREAT service and descent coffee .

Celiac
4 months ago

LOTS of GF selections. Waffles, French toast... I had the pumpkin pancakes. They were so good, I ate all 3 and now am stuffed! They serve GF on different color plates, which is extra reassuring.

Not celiac
5 months ago

While I agree with Mike that the cross contamination is possible But the GF pancakes are delicious if you get a chance to try them.

Celiac
5 months ago

No GF menu but staff was super helpful and my food was delish and I feel great.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Waitress was knowledgeable, but of course that's hit or miss in such a busy place. I asked where the GF pancakes are cooked and she went to double check and I was told they have a separate grill for gluten free. I had the two by four, which is two eggs and four pancakes. I also had an order of hashbrowns which I asked to be cooked on the GF grill just in case. The pancakes were delicious! So much so that I had to double check that they were indeed GF. They arrived with a little toothpick flag in them and we're noticeably different from my husband's gluten pancakes though. The waitress told me they have another celiac customer that brings her Nima tester in and has never had a problem.

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The Original Pancake House in Aliso Viejo, CA is not celiac friendly. The menu lists gluten friendly pancakes with a note that they are not for celiacs. When I asked the server if the griddle could be cleaned off before making them, she said: No they won't do that. But if you are not celiac and just want to eat GF pancakes, they are good.

6 months ago

Blueberry GF pancakes were pretty dry.

6 months ago
Celiac friendly

The gluten free pancakes were good. They had a few gluten free items and they cook it separately. A different person brings the GF food to the table so I knew it was the GF food. My son never got sick from them. I would definitely go back.

6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The gluten friendly pancakes are not celiac safe, they are made on the same grill. The omelette lacked flavor.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

We are from Columbus, OH and frequent the OPH in Columbus. This location doesn’t hold a candle to that one! No GF waffles, only a couple GF pancake selections, and the pancakes unfortunately taste GF (the ones at the OPH in Columbus don’t taste GF). As a disclaimer, I probably would have enjoyed it more had the location in Columbus not already totally exceeded my expectations.

Not celiac
6 months ago

Told them I was gluten / dairy free. Used butter to make my omelet. Been sick all day.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

We eat here on a regular basis since it’s one of the few places my daughter and I can get pancakes. We’ve never been glutened. Staff are always knowledgeable, kind, and professional as well.

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